Radiation Safety for PET/CT
Hours: 1.00
This course is accessible until 1/31/2020

Radiation Safety for PET/CT is designed to provide the PET imaging professional and radiation technologist with the basic theory, technical information, and concepts related to PET radiation safety. Topics include fundamental PET physics, exposure variables, dose determinants, contamination control measures, radiation monitoring, record keeping, and reporting.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  1. Explain the basic physics concepts pertinent to PET radiation safety.
  2. List the key variables associated with dose exposure in a PET facility and give examples of actions to affect these variables.
  3. List the factors related to dose exposure and give examples for reducing exposure for each factor.
  4. List the NRC components for a radiation safety program.
  5. Name the basic elements of the radiation protection program.
  6. List the individual employee radiation safety responsibilities and general safety measures that all workers should follow.
  7. Identify the parameters in each ALARA level and the action(s) associated with exceeding each parameter and discuss the specifics regarding a declared pregnancy.
  8. List the actions taken in decontamination of accidental radiation exposure including personnel contamination.
  9. List the actions specific to area and facility monitoring including material receipt and radioactive material package opening.
  10. Describe the proper waste disposal procedure in a PET facility.
  11. Define "medical event" formerly known as misadministration and recordable event and summarize the required actions related to a recordable event.

Elizabeth Duncan, MSHS, CNMT, RT(CT)

Elizabeth is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and is currently working as Clinical Coordinator for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at the Adventist University of Health Sciences. Her main responsibility is to coordinate the clinical rotations of the Nuclear Medicine students through 13 different facilities. In addition, Elizabeth is also an instructor for Radiobiology and Radiation Protection. Her previous experience includes supervising a Nuclear Cardiology department and a medical sales representative. Elizabeth is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Joseph Hawkins, MS.Ed, BS, CNMT

Joseph has a MS in Education, Bachelors in Nuclear Medicine Technology and is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist. In his current position as Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program for Adventist University of Health Sciences, he is responsible for all aspects of the program including didactic and clinical instruction, course content, program curriculum, student evaluation and counseling. Prior to joining the faculty at  ADU, Joseph was Assistant Professor and Program Director at Prince George's community College, Largo, Maryland. Throughout his tenure, Joseph has made significant contributions in his profession through various publications, workshops, textbook reviews, presentations, and involvement with various Nuclear medicine organizations. Joseph earned his BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology; MS in Education at St. Joseph's College of Maine; CNMT and attended State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.  He has over 25 years of experience in Nuclear Medicine, he has presented lectures at several local and regional nuclear medicine meetings. He is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by Adventist University of Health Sciences.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 1, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 1/31/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 1, Category: 00-Technical, Expires: 1/31/2019

Completion Requirements:

To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity the participant must:

  • View all modules

  • Participate and pass all learning checks

  • Pass the PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

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Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest:

There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.

 

Commercial Company Support:

The content of this activity was not developed with support from any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.

 

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